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No text selected

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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You must select some text to perform this operation. This error has the following cause and solution:

  • You didn't select any text prior to initiating a Find or Replace operation. Some host applications permit you to specify selectionscope when searching for and replacing text, even though no text is actually selected. To select text, place the pointer at the beginning of the desired selection, then hold down the SHIFT key and use either the arrow keys or click the end of the text to complete the selection. If you don't want to search selected text, undo the Selection option.

For additional information, select the item in question and press F1 (in Windows) or HELP (on the Macintosh).

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